Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 24 October 2007 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 19 October 2007 at 08:33.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2007 after 1 day on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 96 of Meeus index or 1049 from Brown series.
Length of current 96 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 97 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
11 days after point of apogee on 13 October 2007 at 09:53 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 October 2007 at 11:51 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 462 km (227 709 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 755 km (221 677 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 22 October 2007 at 09:02 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 November 2007 at 22:09 in ♌ Leo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 16 October 2007 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.194°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.117° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2007 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 26 October 2007 at 04:52 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.